We condemn the recent criminal damage to the Institute for Energy and Environmental Flows.

The majority of our work focusses on fluid mechanical processes in the environment and in technologies for the energy transition. An important strand of this research relates to understanding and optimising geological carbon storage. This technology is a central element of the plans proposed by the IPCC and the IEA, along with governments and other non-governmental institutions, to ensure the world can reach net zero by 2050. Amongst other challenges, our research is providing new insights about large scale energy storage, riction modifiers to reduce energy consumption, and cooling for battery charging systems.

It is imperative that Universities retain their academic freedom: we are always open to respectful debate and discussion about our research and funding, however intimidation of our staff and students by criminal acts of violence is entirely unacceptable.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s statement can be found at this link.